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HWS Round Robin Results – Tel Aviv Champions & Danny DeBois (Harvard) Top Speaker!

HWS Round Robin Results - Tel Aviv Champions & Danny DeBois (Harvard) Top Speaker!

The HWS Round Robin has claimed yet another weekend of the lives of some of the best debaters in the world. In a tradition that began at the 2016 HWS Round Robin, two judging panels watched each round and delivered oral …

25. Apr 2017

Tartu wins Estonian Open

Tartu wins Estonian Open

Tartu has scored a home victory at the Estonian Open 2017 with Tartu A (Erik Haamer, Kerli Kalk) taking the victory in Closing Opposition on the motion “TH supports US airstrikes on Syrian military targets”. They defeated the Opening Government Riga …

18. Apr 2017

Vienna wins PEP IV 2017

Winners of PEP IV 2017: Mark Etzel and Miri Muntean - (c) DK Wien

Vienna Z (Miri Muntean, Mark Etzel) has won this year’s PEP IV, debating the motion ‘This House Supports the EU backed Western Balkans Customs Union, even at the price of terminating the free trade agreement with Russia and joining the …

17. Apr 2017

UCD/Cambridge win Glasgow Ancients, UCD L&H and GUU win Glasgow Women’s

UCD/Cambridge win Glasgow Ancients, UCD L&H and GUU win Glasgow Women's

Glasgow Ancients The team Iconic Misandry (Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell; UCD/Cambridge) was victorious in the final on the motion “THW grant legal personhood to major ecological entities (eg. the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef etc.).” They won as Closing Government over …

14. Apr 2017

UWMU win Aberystwyth Open

UWMU win Aberystwyth Open

Congratulations to ‘The Anti-Frederalist League’ (Tommy Cave, Katrin Fallman, University of West Midlands Union (Warwick and Birmingham)) for winning the Aberystwyth Open 2017. They won the final from Closing Government defeating ‘Sounds like your analysis needs a bit more nuance’ …

12. Apr 2017

Edinburgh/UCD L&H win Maynooth Open

Edinburgh/UCD L&H win Maynooth Open

The Maynooth Open 2017 was won by Men I’d shift if I weren’t a misandrist (Tim Squirrell, Richeal Ní Laoghaire; Edinburgh/UCD L&H) in Closing Government in an open motion. Opening Government Minorities are people not extensions (Lorna Staines, Mark Finn; Trinity Hist) set it as “THB …

29. Mar 2017

KCL/Bristol win Cardiff Open

KCL/Bristol win Cardiff Open

Congratulations to the team ‘Bailey’s white privilege’ (Bailey Reid, Rebecca Tan; KCL/Bristol) for winning the final of the Cardiff Open 2017. They won the final from Closing Opposition defeating ‘Oxford That Shakespeherian Rag’ (Richard Ngo, Steve Heo; Oxford) in Opening …

28. Mar 2017

How can we improve judging for women?

How can we improve judging for women?

In this week’s feature, Helena Hecke investigates the issue of women not being taken serious in adjudication discussions, along with some suggestions to fix it.

Vom 12. Apr 2017 um 14:12 mit einem Kommentar

Why we need more knives

Why we need more knives

In this article, I’d like to argue for more knives in BPS debating. Not because I’m the owner of a knife shop – which I’m not – but because there are certain cases where the current rules are unfair towards …

Vom 05. Apr 2017 um 10:00 mit 6 Kommentaren

Introducing: “Timekept”

Introducing: "Timekept"

“Is it ok if we use Debatekeeper?” – words you’ll often hear at tournaments, proving that an app supporting the adjudication process is always welcome. However, there was one problem: iOS users had no possibility to use it. An alternative …

Vom 02. Mar 2017 um 13:45 mit 2 Kommentaren

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Five days ago the WUDC council announced that Cape Town won the vote to be WUDC host for 2019. We took the opportunity to ask the conveners about everything you might want to know. Have fun! Who are you and …

Vom 07. Feb 2017 um 16:01

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Lots of experienced debaters keep discussing what might be the best way to adjudicate in British Parliamentary Style. Today, Stefan Torges wants to discuss the perfect adjudicator’s position.

Vom 11. Jan 2017 um 19:41 mit 22 Kommentaren

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Before the break we asked seasoned veterans for their background and strategies – now the time has come to talk with some of this year’s most successful teams. In this article you will find: James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland …

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The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

The good, the bad and the bread - A review of WUDC 2017

With debaters from all around the world recovering on their travels back home, it’s time to look back at the ups and downs of the tournament. Helena Hecke commented on the Dutch WUDC experience. The debating world has once more …

Vom 08. Jan 2017 um 16:47Comments Off on The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

Debaters at WUDC – Part 4

Debaters at WUDC - Part 4

The tournament is over which means this series is also coming to an end, at least for now. But before that, we still have some debaters we’d like you to meet! Erika Martinez and Alexis Hernando, Peru Aneeq Ali Sawar …

Vom 06. Jan 2017 um 18:31Comments Off on Debaters at WUDC – Part 4

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